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Medical Coder
Ref No.: 15-00688
Location: Torrance, California
Start Date: 12/21/2015
 Job Summary
Reviews hospital outpatient medical record documentation to select and sequence the appropriate ICD 9 CM, HCPCS procedure codes, and ICD 10 CM as applicable to transition to ICD 10. Applies all appropriate coding guidelines and criteria for code selections. Performs coding for multiple hospitals, adheres to Company and HSC Coding Compliance policies and procedures for the assignment of complete, accurate, timely, and consistent codes for diagnoses and procedures.
Duties (includes but is not limited to):
·         Using ICD 10 CM and/or HCPCS/CPT, as applicable, codes the following patient types:
o    Emergency room (ED),and  Clinical (CLI) records.
·         Where applicable, assigns the ED E/M levels, and enters charges for ED, OB ED and/or observation (OBV) infusions and/or injections
·         Assigns procedure categories and modifiers
·         Maintains or exceeds established productivity standards
·         Maintains or exceeds established coding accuracy
·         Reviews all official data quality standards, coding guidelines, Company policies and procedures, and clinical/medical resources to assure coding knowledge and skills remain current
·         Meets all educational requirements as stated in current Company and HSC policies
·         Utilizes the complete medical record documentation in code assignment
·         Follows all applicable coding guidance in assigning and sequencing codes
·         Initiates physician queries in compliance with Company and HSC policy when appropriate
·         Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct” philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement”
Other duties as assigned